Sundre Natural Area


The site consists of an OC and a PNT portion, which are contiguous, on the banks of the Red Deer River. The OC portion of Bearberry Prairie NA lies directly west of the OC portion.. The town of Sundre is 5 km to the northeast.

Sundre Site Map (Government of Alberta)

Map of the Area

Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.

Other Information

Sundre Natural Area encompasses a section of floodplain and braided channels on the Red Deer River. Mature white spruce and balsam poplar stands cover much of the area.

Sundre takes its name from a place in Norway (Sondre) and means ‘south.’ The Norwegian town was the birthplace of the first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen, who arrived in this area in 1906 [1].

Sundry Sundres. Within walking distance from the Town of Sundre, there are eight protected area sites: Bearberry Prairie NA. (OC and PNT), Sundre NA (OC and PNT), Sundre Red Deer, Sundre North, and Snakes Head NA (OC and PNT).

Site Statistics

Site NameSundre
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeOrder-in-council (OC)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)454/71
PASite ID (Map Ref #)227
Site # (Parks Website)518
Total Area64.51 ha. (159.40 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activitiesnone noted
IUCNII
Operated ByParks Division
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Sundre
Site NameSundre (PNT)
Site TypeNatural Area
SubtypeProtective Notation (PNT)
Natural Region(s)Dry Mixedwood
O.C. No. (Land Ref. Manual)N/A
PASite ID (Map Ref #)227
Site # (Parks Website)N/A
Total Area28.50 ha. (70.43 ac.)
Steward-Status
Recreation Activities
IUCNIV*6
Operated By
Notes and Comments
Statistics and Details for Sundre (PNT)

References

The following links are provided as a courtesy but are not verified or endorsed by SAPAA. Clicking on the link will cause you to leave the SAPAA website. Primary source of information is: Information & Facilities – Sundre Natural Area | Alberta Parks (All links accessed on 2022-12-01).

  1. Aubrey, Merrily K., ed. Concise Place Names of Alberta. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2006, p. 312.

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